The Years

The Years

Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 20/10/2022
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The Years
An Insightful Exploration of Memory, Relationships and Identity
The Years by Annie Ernaux is an exquisite work of literature that transports readers through time, allowing them to reflect on their own lives with a mix o... READ MORE
José Antonio García Sagardoy

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Considered by many to be the iconic French memoirist’s defining work, The Years is a narrative of the period 1941 to 2006 told through the lens of memory, impressions past and present, cultural habits, language, photos, books, songs, radio, television, advertising and news headlines. Annie Ernaux invents a form that is subjective and impersonal, private and collective, and a new genre – the collective autobiography – in order to capture the passing of time. At the confluence of autofiction and sociology, The Years is ‘a Remembrance of Things Past for our age of media domination and consumerism’ (New York Times), a monumental account of twentieth-century French history as refracted through the life of one woman.

  • Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
  • ISBN: 9781804270523
  • Dimensions: 197 x 114 mm

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